Introduction to Company
Reece Monument Company is a granite retailer and wholesaler with its headquarters located in New Tazewell, Tennessee. The company primarily sells Granite and Marble Monuments, Bronze statues and plaques, and Mausoleums. The firm achieves a low-cost structure through obtaining materials in other countries and importing the slabs into the United States where the manufacturing process manifests. The varying nations where Reece Monument locates its resources include but are not limited to: Brazil, India, China, Norway, Peru, Canada, and the United States. The bulk of the manufacturing process takes place at the epicenter of assembly, which can be found at the New Tazewell branch site. The hierarchal structure within the organization involves 30 sales agents and 15 manufacturing workers with 3 supervisors and a CEO. The board of directors oversees long-term strategies that best accommodate shareholders. The organization has been in existence since 1949, and has grown considerably due, largely in part, to superior human resource tactics employed by the Vice President of Operations, Sheena Agee. Reece Monument Company prides itself on its inherent ability to get the most out of employees. The mission statement for company’s Human Resources department is; “Reece Monument Company strives to recruit, train, and develop employees that pride themselves in work ethic, customer satisfaction, and loyalty.” This goal is achieved through hands on training programs and methods that prepare its employees for a positive and effective workplace where innovation is both encouraged and rewarded.
Background of Interviewee
The interviewee for our report, as mentioned previously, is VPO Sheena Agee. Mrs. Agee’ statement about her educational background read as follows:
“I attended the Pamplin College of Business at the University of Virginia Tech where I received my BBA (Bachelors of Business Administration). Later, as a working adult, I went on...